Hotel Nikko New Century Beijing
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The Bicycle as we know it – 2 equal size wheels, chain sprocket, tube frame - was invented in Europe in the mid 19th century. About the same time, the rickshaw (1 servant) was replacing the sedan chair (4 servants) in China, a form of luxury that the elite were not quick to dump. Bikes did not catch on in China until almost the mid 20th century. But Mao liked bikes, and once it was popularized, China, with lots ...
... by Beijing standards but I figured "when in Rome"! ;-) By the time my chef cut the last piece off and put it in my plate I was stuffed. Imagine perfectly seasoned slow roasted duck cut before you in thin slices served with various side dishes. You put the duck on a small rice flour soft shell, add this sweet sauce and scallions, roll it up and eat it. They usually promptly return the duck carcass while you eat to make a large soup broth but I ordered a half duck ...
... come up with a strategy what to do if we didn’t all get out on time!
We can’t leave Beijing before trying a Riksja at night. So nice with a bit of wind (don’t think about the traffic and everything that can go wrong!). Everything needs to be negotiated; so when it came to paying they wanted more then what we agreed on….The drivers won this round!
The Great Wall, is really the GREAT wall. We have organized a biketrip ...
... just a ton of open space , but you have to appreciate the history here.
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At about 4:15 the group got back together to walk to the nearby Egg (which I had seen a few days ago). It was entertaining to see the concert hall and opera house (it is another beautiful buiding recently built for the Olympics). Right after the Egg, ...
... a gong. When we got our bill, they attempted to charge us 20 yuan for sauce, which made no sense to us--they removed it.
We start with the tour bright and early, so time for bed!
By the way, for all international travelers, Facetime is unbelievable. So long as a wifi connection is available to both parties, it's a seamless conversation. I've got it on the ipad, air and iphone--it rings simultaneously on all three devices when called. ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Nikko New Century Beijing
The hotel was better than I was expecting having enough facilities within the complex to cater for pretty much any Westernised visitors requirements.
The rooms were clean and spacious even the budget ones. The wifi was only available within the lobby but there were data access points in the rooms and they supplied a connecting cable for a laptop so no complaints there.
Drinking water was supplied and replenished daily.
The main restaurant was pleasant and bright and service was good, there were several other restaurants but we only tried one which served traditional Chinese food and was excellent.
On the whole would recommend this hotel to anyone vistiong Beijing.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.